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Driving Under the Influence: How Your Blood Alcohol Concentration Affects Your Case

Driving Under the Influence: How Your Blood Alcohol Concentration Affects Your Case What is a BAC? What is the legal BAC in the state of California? The abbreviation BAC stands for “blood alcohol concentration” and it refers to the amount of alcohol in a person’s bloodstream. In the state of California, the legal limit is 0.08% to operate a moving vehicle. If you are caught driving with BAC higher than…

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DUI Consequences for Commercial DUI Charges

DUI Consequences for Commercial DUI Charges In California, there are three types of commercial driver’s licenses A, B, and C. A Commercial A license is based on weight and allows the holder to operate a vehicle with a gross combination of weight totaling 26,000 pounds. A Commercial B license is again based on weight; however, the cargo being towed may not exceed 10,000 pounds. Finally, a commercial C license allows…

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IF I AM STOPPED FOR A DUI SHOULD I TAKE THE TESTS THE OFFICER ASKS ME TO TAKE?

IF I AM STOPPED FOR A DUI SHOULD I TAKE THE TESTS THE OFFICER ASKS ME TO TAKE? In most cases, the answer is NO. If you have been drinking alcohol or have used any type of drug in the hours prior to you being stopped you do not want to provide possible “evidence” to the officer to give him “probable cause” to arrest you.  Generally, when a driver is…

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8 Reasons Your Driver’s License Can Be Suspended or Revoked in California

The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) can suspend or revoke your privilege to drive a vehicle under many circumstances. The DMV may take this action on its own, or through an order of the court. While your driver’s license is suspended or revoked, you may not lawfully operate a motor vehicle.     Once your suspension or revocation period ends, you are eligible to have your driving privileges reinstated.…

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How You May Be Able to Avoid Serving Time for Committing Vehicular Manslaughter (Penal Code Section 192(c))

Under California law, manslaughter is the unlawful killing of a person without malice. There are three different types of manslaughter - voluntary, involuntary, and vehicular. Vehicular manslaughter is defined in California Penal Code Section 192(c). It occurs when the driver of a vehicle causes the death of another person by negligently committing either:  an unlawful act that is not a felony, or  a lawful act, in an unlawful manner, which…

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How to Have a DUI-Free St. Patrick’s Day Weekend in Orange County

All across Orange County, people are looking forward to St. Patrick’s Day festivities at their favorite restaurants and bars. Large crowds are expected starting Friday and going well into Monday, the actual date of St. Patrick’s Day this year. In addition to free-flowing green beer, you should also expect to see an increase in DUI checkpoints throughout Orange County targeting intoxicated drivers. Last year, 45 people were arrested on suspicion…

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Will Your DUI Case Be Thrown Out If You Aren’t Read Your Miranda Rights?

There are many misconceptions when it comes to your Miranda rights. One such misconception is that if police do not read your Miranda rights then your case has to be thrown out. While this may be true in some cases, it does not mean your case will automatically be thrown out. Your attorney can help explain what to do if you were arrested for DUI and officers failed to read…

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Your Attorney May Be Able to Discredit Breathalyzer Evidence in a DUI Case

If you are arrested for driving under the influence, California’s Implied Consent law requires you to submit to a chemical test measuring your Blood Alcohol Content (BAC). Refusal to do so will cause the DMV to automatically suspend your license for a minimum of one year.1 Contrary to what many people believe, if you register a BAC of 0.08% or higher on a Breathalyzer test, all hope is not lost.…

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Held to a Higher Standard: How a DUI Conviction in the Military Can End Your Career

Handing your driver’s license to a police officer who just pulled you over on suspicion of DUI can be terrifying. You probably are aware that you could face jail time and the loss of your driver’s license if you are convicted of DUI. However, the consequences can be far more severe if you are member of the military. Members of the military are held to a high moral standard. As…

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Diet Cocktails Could Raise BAC Levels

Drinking alcohol is one of the easiest ways to sabotage your diet plan. One glass of beer has approximately 200 calories on average, whereas a jigger (1.5 ounces) of whiskey has nearly 100 calories.1 As a result, a new market for “diet cocktails” (artificially sweetened, low calorie alcoholic beverages) has recently emerged for weight-conscious imbibers. What are Diet Cocktails? A diet cocktail uses mixers made with artificial sweeteners. Some examples…

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